In this season of chestnut market, the sugar fried chestnuts on the street, the chestnut soup in the restaurant, the boiled cabbage in the chestnut, and the chestnut cake in the supermarket all make people have an appetite at a glance, but what about the nutritional value of chestnut? The protein content of expert fresh chestnut is 4% - 5%, which is not as high as peanut and walnut, but slightly higher than cooked rice.
But in some aspects, the nutrition of chestnut is higher than that of grain. Chestnut is rich in vitamin B1 and B2. The content of vitamin B2 is at least 4 times that of rice. Every 100g also contains 24 mg vitamin C, which is incomparable to grain. It's hard to imagine that fresh chestnut contains more vitamin C than tomatoes that are generally recognized to be rich in vitamin C, and more than ten times more than apples! Chestnut also contains comprehensive minerals, including potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, etc. Although it can't reach the high content of hazelnut and melon seeds, it is still much higher than apple, pear and other common fruits, especially potassium, which is prominent and rich than the so-called Potassium apples are four times higher.
Chestnut with bright oil has higher medicinal value. Chestnut has the functions of invigorating the spleen and stomach, supplementing qi, tonifying the kidney and strengthening the heart. It is mainly used to treat nausea, vomiting blood, defecating blood and other diseases. Chestnut is rich in soft dietary fiber, and its blood sugar index is lower than that of rice. As long as white sugar is not added in the processing and cooking, diabetic patients can also taste it appropriately.
Experts remind that: chestnuts can't be eaten in large quantities at a time. If you eat too much, you will easily swell your stomach. You only need to eat 6 to 7 chestnuts every day. If you stick to it, you will get a good nourishing effect. Experts also suggest that people should treat chestnuts as snacks between meals, or eat them in meals instead of eating them in large quantities. This is because chestnuts contain more starch, so it's easy to eat too many calories after meals, which is not conducive to maintaining weight